One of the things that phone users are most afraid of is letting their device absorb water. However, if the iPhone gets wet with water, you need to “save” the device immediately to avoid affecting hardware and software. So what to do when encountering the above situation to avoid being “dead”.
1. Find out the iPhone’s water resistance
iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are IP68 waterproof (up to 30 minutes underwater at a maximum depth of 6 meters)
iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are IP68 waterproof (withstand 30 minutes underwater at a maximum depth of 4 meters)
iPhone 11 is IP68 waterproof (withstand 30 minutes underwater at a maximum depth of 2 meters)
iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are IP68 waterproof (withstand 30 minutes underwater at a maximum depth of 2 meters)
iPhone SE 2020, iPhone Xr, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus meet IP67 waterproof standards (withstand 30 minutes underwater at a maximum depth of 1 meter).
Note: Apple also notes that resistance to water, dust, and water jets does not permanently last and deteriorates over time due to wear and tear of the protective layers. Special note liquid damage to iPhone will not be covered under the warranty.
2. What do you need to do to avoid liquid damage?
Here are the tips from Apple:
Do not take iPhone swimming or bathing.
Do not expose iPhone to water at high pressure or high speed, such as when taking a shower, water skiing, wakeboarding, surfing, or riding a water motorbike …
Do not use iPhone in a sauna or steam room.
Do not intentionally submerge your iPhone in water.
IPhone should not be used in areas with inappropriate temperatures or in extremely humid conditions.
Avoid dropping iPhone or subject to other physical impacts.
Avoid disassembling iPhone including removing screws.
What do you need to do to avoid liquid damage?
Note: Apple recommends that you minimize exposing your iPhone to cleaning solutions such as soap, shower gel, detergent, acid or acidic food or any acidic liquid such as perfume … If your iPhone comes into contact with any of these substances quickly clean with water then turn off the power and let dry.
3. Steps to do when iPhone is contaminated with water
Step 1: You need to rinse iPhone with clean water if liquid other than water splashes into your iPhone. You should then wipe iPhone clean with a soft, lint-free cloth such as a camera lens cleaning cloth. Make sure iPhone is dry before you open the SIM tray.
Step 2: To dry the iPhone, leave the Lightning port facing downwards and gently swipe down from the top to remove the liquid remaining on the surface of the device.
Next, put iPhone in a dry, well-ventilated place. Should turn on the fan blowing cool air straight into the iPhone, blowing directly into the Lightning port, the better.
Step 3: You absolutely should not dry iPhone using external heat sources. Absolutely do not insert a foreign object into the iPhone such as inserting a cotton swab or tissue into the Lightning port to absorb water.
4. Should I charge when iPhone is waterlogged?
Apple recommends that you unplug all connection cables and not charge when iPhone comes into contact with liquid. You should only charge it when your iPhone is completely dry.
Using accessories or charging when wet can damage your iPhone. When your iPhone is wet, wait at least 5 hours before charging or connecting accessories via the Lightning port.
Note: For wireless charging, you need to wipe iPhone with a soft lint-free cloth. Make sure your iPhone is dry before placing it on a compatible wireless charging pad.
5. What to do if iPhone speakers are affected?
According to Apple, you should check if the water is present and the microphone or the speaker. Check by placing the iPhone with the speaker face down against a soft lint-free cloth and see if the water drips out. Water stuck inside can affect speaker and microphone performance until completely dry.
In recent years, Apple has always been equipped with water resistance with IP67 and IP68 standards, but if the iPhone is exposed to water or chemicals … the machine will short, the loud speaker is inevitable. So, please understand all of the above tips to prevent this situation from happening!